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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-01


Looking like a good weekend ahead for fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday, except for the possibility of more showers and rain Sunday and early next week. Excellent offshore conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow there will be similar conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre. North reef had moses perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, gold spot cod, pearl perch and scarlet sea perch.  Massouds Reef had maori cod, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip and small mouth nannygai.  Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel  from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had had saddle taile sea perch, snapper, moses perch, coral trout and gold band snapper.  The wider grounds off NE of Rainbow Beach have had quality catches of  pearl perch,  red emperor, cod, tusk fish and amberjack.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Heaps of dirty flood waters in the river system so fish the lower river and get the crab pots in throughout the river. Flathead, bream and quality grunter from the river mouth. Big flathead, grunter, whiting and quality giant trevally in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. Bream, flathead, grunter and whiting along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove Jacks in Noosa Sound in the creeks and up river around structures and snags. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Heaps of dirty flood waters in the river system so fish the lower river and get the crab pots in throughout the river. Trevally and a 50cm grunter bream between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole boat ramp. Flathead from around Cotton Tree, the Cod Hole, Chambers Island and the creeks. Quality whiting feeding throughout the lower river. Plenty of reports of good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: With the dirty runoff water it is better to fish the lower river on the incoming tide. Jacks and cod from McKenzies bridge on the high tide. Trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the sand basin in the lower river. Jacks and trevally from Minyama Island. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, a few golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and the banks throughout the northern passage. Dart, bream and flathead feeding around the bar. Grunter and flathead from Bells creek. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Adam Morris 57cm Mangrove Jack

Have a look at Adam Morris with a feisty 57cm Mangrove Jack taken recently under the Motorway Bridge.

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